The numbers reported reflect that there has been a surge in betting for the CFP semifinals; however, they still fall short of setting a new record. Experts have credited New Year’s Eve as a crucial force behind the surge. As for setting a record, they believe that it is too early to comment on anything.
According to the betting news, Jay Kornegay, Vice President of Race and sports Operations at Westgate Las Vegas, said they are waiting for the games to be played this Saturday before commenting on the record. They have further acknowledged that the numbers for the previous installment were not up to par, clarifying that that could have been because the games were played on New Year’s Eve.
This year is different as more brands have participated, triggering hopes that the numbers could still go up. The Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies are scheduled to play a game on Monday. While the Huskies are the favorites, one cannot ignore the fact that the Wolverines have made it to the SF just like their competitors have, with titillating outcomes in all their major games.
Dillion Johnson was first reported to be out of the game. Coach Kalen DeBoer has now said that he expects him to appear in the next game. Speculation over his presence prevails until the final list is rolled out.
Michigan were victorious in the Rose Bowl Game that was contested against Alabama. It was a 7-point difference that changed the course of the final outcome in favor of the Wolverines. They went for dominance right from the beginning and stuck to it till the very end. That happened throughout the game, except for the third quarter when both sides landed nothing on the tally. As a matter of fact, the game of football saw Michigan score less than their competitor in the final quarter.
The Crimson Tide equaled the line-up, taking the game to overtime, where they could not make the production, and Michigan took the game away. The conclusion was 7-0 in their favor.
Washington are coming with a winning streak of 6 games. Their last win was against Texas, when the tally was 37-31 in the Super Bowl. Call it a historic moment in football, since it was in two quarters consecutively when either team failed to maintain the lead. Their scores were at par for 7 and 14 each in the first and second quarters, respectively.
Washington went all out for 10 points after halftime, holding Texas to nothing with a solid defensive line-up. The Longhorns’ 10-6 comeback did not aid them much, as the majority of the work had already been done.
An upcoming match between the two puts two strong contenders against one other. The department’s ability to shatter betting records may be called into doubt, but the increase in interest is expected to compensate for any losses.